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September 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Connellsville School Board to consider arming officers

The Connellsville Area School Board Wednesday will be considering whether to direct the solicitor to begin actions to form a school police force.  The action with Fayette County Common Pleas Court would permit the school officers and substitutes More...

News

White House eyes deep cuts to corporate tax rate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump ready to roll out the policy More...

What the latest health overhaul push means for consumers

Only one thing is certain for insurance shoppers if the latest attempt to replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law succeeds: Uncertainty.  Will you be able to get coverage?  How much will it cost?  Will it cover More...

Police: Man killed at Vegas hospital had guard’s stun gun

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man in police custody in a Las Vegas hospital emergency room was shot and killed by an officer early Monday after the man took a stun gun from a jail guard’s bag left alone with him in a room and pointed it at a hospital security g More...

Opinion

Most citizens don’t understand U.S. Constitution

(AP) –– Most reasonable people –– be they liberal or conservative –– would agree the Constitution provides a basic guide to government and outlines the rights given to American citizens.  That may be all they More...

Trump’s speech called refreshing

Rarely has the UN hall heard a more honest appraisal of the global scene or a stronger vow of resolve to fight threats than President’s Trump’s first address to the General Assembly on Tuesday.  “In over 30 years in my experien More...

Examples to follow, not to tear down

I confess, I had some unholy anger toward people who vandalized a Saint Junipero Serra statue in California recently. It was a somewhat familiar scene at this point. More...

Sports

Gators, Greyhounds battle to a tie, 4-4

The Geibel girls soccer team has endured some tough games this year, but the team continues to play hard each and every match.  On Monday at home against Monessen, the Gators were finally rewarded for their effort -- sort of.  Despite outpl More...

NHL ‘17: Penguins, Capitals losses make East wide open

(AP) -- A handful of Pittsburgh Penguins players whose names are on the Stanley Cup, some of them twice or even three times, are gone.  The same goes for core players from the back-to-back Presidents’ Trophy winning Washington Capitals.&nb More...

SHS volleyball team beats Yough in four sets

Alli Sherbondy connected for eight kills and added five assists as the Southmoreland volleyball team topped visiting Yough in four sets, 15-25, 25-15, 25-15, 25-22. More...

Festival fun in Mt. Pleasant

Festival celebrates Mt. Pleasant’s glass history

Millie Peffer, 3, of Mt. Pleasant creates craft items at one of many stations during kidfest at Mt. Pleasant Glass & Ethnic Festival. More...

F.C. officials hope to repair sewer line problem at prison

Fayette County officials hope to fix a sewer line problem at the county prison soon. “I’m hoping –– if everything goes right –– to have it done by the end of the week,” Warden Brian Miller said Monday. More...

Obituaries

James E. Brown Sr.

Vanderbilt

James Edward Brown Sr., 68, of Vanderbilt, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, surrounded by his loving family after a short battle with lung cancer.  He was born April 25, 1949, in Connellsville. More...

Margaret R. Courser

Dunbar

Margaret Rittenhouse Courser, 66, of Dunbar, died Saturday, Sept. More...

Judith A. Kroeger

Connellsville

Judith Ann Kroeger, 53, of Connellsville, passed away on Monday, Sept. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

You have heard that it was said by them of old time, You shall not commit adultery: But I say to you, That whoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.” (Matthew 5:27-28 AKJV)  Sinful dee More...

Cluster of symptoms necessitates further neurological testing

Dear Doctor: I’ve been having trouble with my handwriting, not being able to control the letters. More...

C Glee continues recruiting, announces holiday performances

• C Glee at the Carnegie, an adventure in musical theater, would like to announce upcoming performances and continued open recruitment for those who may be interested in registering. More...

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